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US agencies hacked in monthslong global cyberspying campaign

 

Last updated 12/16/2020 at 5:21pm



Eric Tucker, Frank Bajak and Matt O’Brien

The Associated Press

Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a monthslong global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday, Dec. 13, just days after the prominent cybersecurity firm FireEye said it had been breached in an attack that industry experts said bore the hallmarks of Russian tradecraft.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm were investigating what experts and former officials said appeared to be a large-scale penetration of U.S. government agencies – apparently t...



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